Our staff and volunteers

Our leadership team runs the charity on a voluntary, unpaid basis. We also oversee the work of our volunteers. 

We are looking for new volunteers to join the team and help us bring our ideas to life. If you can spare a couple of hours a week to help us achieve our ambitions, please contact us

Alex White - Founder and Chief Executive

Alex White - Founder and Chief Executive

Alex began his career handling customer complaints for one of the big supermarket chains and quickly moved into development roles in customer service. He has won awards for innovation twice for developing systems to improve communication and customer service in large organisations. In 2008 he became Leeds City Council’s Strategic Communications and Marketing Manager. Following a career break, he joined Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and he is now a Communications Manager at NHS Digital. Alex came up with the concept for the Better Giving Partnership and its first service in 2015. He lives near Selby in North Yorkshire with his husband and two sons.

Matt Mercer - Technical Director

Matt Mercer - Technical Director

Matt is a software engineer with over 15 years’ software development experience and a proven track record of delivering enterprise class web applications in a variety of languages. He is a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) with C# Web Applications, C# XML Web services, and SQL 2000 Enterprise. Matt has held senior developer positions with a wide range of organisations including Marconi Software Solutions, nPower, Jet2, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NIC), Totem Technology and Société Générale.

Stephen Dowe - Finance Director

Stephen Dowe - Finance Director

Stephen qualified as a chartered accountant in 1979. He has many years’ experience at director level and internationally following a five-year stint in East Africa, where he was involved in the audits of World Bank and United Nations agencies. Stephen is currently Group Finance Director of a £35 million company based in West Yorkshire. He is married with three grown up children.